Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Four girl students suspended for ragging in Jamnagar Read more: Four girl students suspended for ragging in Jamnagar

AHMEDABAD: In a first of its kind incident, four girl students of the MP Shah Medical College in Jamnagar were suspended from attending lectures and residing in the college hostel for ragging a first-year student.

The girls were accused of ragging the student and threatening her in order to force her to attend a college party. Dean of the college Dr Vikas Sinha said that four girls, of whom three are second-year students and one is a third-year student, were suspended from the college and will not be allowed to attend lectures for a month. They have also been barred from staying in the hostel. The fifth girl, who is a college pass-out, has been fined Rs 25,000.

"Ragging is a serious issue and we have taken action to nip the issue in the bud to avoid any mental pressure on junior students," said Dr Sinha. Giving details of the case, officials said that a lot of parties are held for college students by members of different communities around this time. Fresher parties are also routinely organized.

The first-year student was asked to come to a party by this group of girls. The girl, who belongs to a village in Surendranagar and is daughter of a village talati, found herself under pressure as her father did not approve of such parties while the girl students said that she will face a difficult time if she did not attend the party. When the girl complained to her father, he approached the anti-ragging helpline. The helpline, in turn, called up the dean's office and gave details of the incident and asked them to take action within a week. "We called a meeting of the anti-ragging committee and found the girls guilty and took action against them," said Dr Sinha. tnn

Hyderabad: Student suffers eye injury in ragging

HYDERABAD: A first-year engineering student of a private college at Medchal on the city outskirts suffered injuries in his right eye, in an alleged ragging incident, after his seniors thrashed him, police said today.
The injured student B Kiran Kumar, a student of V Malla Reddy College of Engineering at Kistapur in Medchal mandal, in a complaint lodged with the police alleging that he was ragged by two of his seniors Bhim Rao and Ajay B Y, both second-year students of the college, they said.
Kumar alleged that the duo asked him to keep a measuring scale in the pocket of a girl student's trousers while she was passing besides them in the college premises yesterday, but when he did not comply, the seniors picked up a quarrel and beat him up resulting in injuries in right-eye, Medchal Inspector of Police V Yadagiri Reddy, who is investigating the case told PTI.
A case has been registered following the complaint, but the senior students were still to be arrested, the police officer said adding that police had counselled the seniors of the college on not to indulge in ragging after the academic year had started two months ago.
Further investigations are on.

3 girl nursing students held for ragging

TUTICORIN: Three girls of the Government Nursing College in Tuticorin were arrested on charges of ragging their junior on Thursday, after the victim attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills, police said.

Cases have been booked under section 342 of IPC for wrongful confinement and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act against the three girls, who were studying in the final year in the college attached to the Government Medical College, Tuticorin, police said.

Police said Muthuselvi (20), daughter of Rajasekar, a resident of Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli, was pursuing her second year nursing course in the college. Muthuselvi, staying in the college hostel had swooned in the classroom on Wednesday morning. When doctors in the government hospital there examined her, it came to light that Muthuselvi had consumed excess sleeping pills. She reportedly told the police later that she had consumed the pills in an attempt to commit suicide upset over the ragging incident the previous night.

Police said Muthuselvi was summoned from her room by three of her seniors in the hostel the previous night. The three had then allegedly ragged her. Feeling humiliated she consumed the pills the next morning.

Soon after obtaining her statement police arrested Kanagavalli, Jayaradha and Revathi accused by Muthuselvi. The three were remanded to judicial custody, police said.

18 Students Suspended for Ragging at HP Varsity

Terming as "ragging" a violent clash that left at least 12 students of a particular community injured, the Baru Sahib Eternal University in Sirmaur has suspended 18 hostellers in this connection.

Some employees of the university had allegedly attacked a section of students belonging to a particular community on the intervening night of Oct 14-15, injuring over 12 of them, the students had alleged.

The incident evoked sharp reaction with the Congress and CPI(M) demanding derecognition of the varsity.

The management last evening suspended 18 students who also had been asked to vacate the hostels, an official said today.

A showcause notice has been served on them, seeking an explanation by October 26 about their conduct, the official said.

Police said none of the victims, however, mentioned about ragging in their statements.

The students alleged that it was a ploy to divert the attention from violence perpetrated by the management.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Ishwar Dass Dhiman dubbed as "politically motivated" the statement of HPCC president Kaul Singh Thakur blaming the government for violence.

He said immediately after the incident, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal directed the Deputy Commissioner to inquire into the matter.

The Himachal Pradesh government today served a show-cause notice on the university in connection with the incident.

"We have issued a showcause notice to the Vice Chancellor of the varsity and action, as deemed fit, will be taken as per statutory provisions of Eternal university (establishment and regulation) Act, 2008" Director, Higher Education, O P Sharma said.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ragging leads to minor clash in college

Last Updated : 14 Oct 2010 08:54:48 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Alleged ragging by senior students of a professional college at Ghatkesar led to a minor clash on the college premises with the relatives of the junior student beating up the seniors today. Police registered cases against seven seniors, including six girls, and also the college management for its failure to take stringent action against the seniors.
The incident took place in the Mother Theresa PG College at Chowdaryguda on the outskirts of the city.
The ragging took place yesterday morning when a first year MBA student Sasikala, was on her way to the college in a bus.
``Six senior girl students in the bus asked Sasikala to address them as Madam. Sasikala, however, refused to do so and instead told them that she would call them `akka’ (elder sister),’’ Ghatkesar police inspector Ch Srikanth.
Another senior boy was also involved in the ragging. They were all second year MBA students, police said.
Though the incident subsided then, the seniors caught Sasikala in the campus in the evening and picked up an argument with her.
This led to minor jostling between Sasikala and the seniors.
After reaching home, Shashikala told the incident to her parents and relatives. ``Around 10 relatives of the girl came to the college today and picked up an argument with the seniors who ragged the girl. The senior students were manhandled by Sasikala’s relatives,’’ police said.
Police intervened and pacified the two groups. Based on the complaint by Sasikala, police registered cases against seven students and the college management.
Police are yet to register cases against the relatives of Sasikala for attacking the students of the college.

2 brutally ragged, decide to discontinue study

United News of India

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11:

In another case of brutal ragging, two first-year students of Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Sciences, Coimbatore, were allegedly thrashed and punched in their eyes by a gang of senior students.
Addressing a press conference here, the parents of Aswajith Ashok and Bilal Muhamed, hailing from here, said the students were allegedly ragged by ''Kovaiputhoorans,'' a gang of 'Malayali' students in the college.
Though the incident took place on the eve of September 29, it came to light only a few days ago when the students told their parents that they were not willing to continue their studies, fearing threat to their lives.
After the incident, the students underwent treatment at a private hospital in Coimbatore and left for their native places.
''Now, they are undergoing treatment at the Poojappura Ayurveda Research Centre here,'' the parents said.
Though the college received complaints from the parents in this regard, the management discouraged them from filing criminal cases against the culprits, fearing more problems, they alleged.

5 students held for ‘ragging'

ELURU: The police arrested five students of Vasavi Engineering College at Pedatadepalli in West Godavari district on Friday on the charge of ragging, involving a first year EEE student.

According to Kovvuru Deputy Superintendent of Police G. Janaki Sharmila, a case of ragging was registered against M. Krishna Chaitanya, Varun, Ramakrishna, Jagadeesh and Vamsi, all second year students, following a complaint from the victim, Akhilesh.

Fresher assaulted, stripped in Uttar Pradesh

Fri Oct 08 2010 14:16:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time) by IANS

Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) A fresher was physically abused, stripped, forced to consume liquor and perform indecent acts by some students of a government-run engineering college in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district, officials said Friday.

According to officials, four senior students of Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology late Wednesday forcibly took a fresher to a private place while he was buying something from a shop near the college in Sultanpur, some 150 km from Lucknow.

The four first directed Kumar to dance like a stripper. When he refused, the students started kicking him and also hit him repeatedly on his head with hard objects. Later, they removed his clothes and forced him to consume liquor.

The victim registered a complaint of ragging with the college authorities late Thursday evening.

“The first year student is able to recognise the seniors by their faces and not by names. We will take the fresher in classes of seniors to identify the four students,” Dipendra Singh, college registrar, told IANS.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Surat: Class V student accuses seniors of ragging

Surat, October 6, 2010

A standard V student of a reputed school in Gujarat's Surat district has accused his seniors of ragging.

The victim, Rajiv Mehta (name changed), alleged that the accused students of class IX beat him up and pricked a nail on his private parts. The torture was to such a degree that the victim allegedly fell unconscious.

"I was beaten for two days and on the third day when I went to the bathroom they closed the door from inside and gave me an injection after which I was unconscious," Rajiv said.

His father said, "He was pricked with sharp nails. It was going on for three months. We informed the principal about it many times but no action was taken so were forced to file a police complaint."

Rajiv's parents alleged that instead of taking any action against the accused students the school authorities told them to settle the issue amicably and withdraw the police complaint. But they are now determined about getting the accused punished.

"We don't want any settlement. I want those kids to be rusticated. I want safety for my kids in the school," Rajiv's mother said.

Headlines Today contacted the school authorities to get their version over the incident. However, the principal refused to respond to the queries.

Ragging: 7 students suspended

PATHANAMTHITTA: Seven students at the Government Polytechnic at Vennikkulam, near Thiruvalla, were suspended from the institution on ragging charge on Monday. M.S. Ravikumar, Principal, told The Hindu here that Usha Surendran, mother of Suraj K.S., a first year automobile engineering student, had alleged in a complaint submitted in the morning that her son was ragged on the campus on Friday. Vishnu Mohan, Deepesh K. Balan, Divesh Vijayan, Abhijith R., Manu Simon and two other senior students had harassed him mentally and physically.

Mr. Suraj, admitted to the district hospital at Kozhencherry with serious mental trauma and physical injuries on Friday afternoon, is recovering, L. Anilkumar, Hospital Superintendent, said. The Principal said an internal inquiry had been instituted on the basis of the complaint. He had handed over the complaint to the Koipram police station for action under the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1998. The police have filed a case. Students took out a march to the polytechnic on Monday, demanding action against the culprits.

Student suffers severe injuries in ragging

First Published : 02 Oct 2010 03:59:00 AM IST

TRIPUNITHURA: Akhil Dhileep, a second-year engineering student at Adisankara Engineering College, Kaladi, was admitted to Tripunithura Taluk Hospital with serious injuries allegedly caused by ragging. According to the students, a group of around 15 senior students dragged him to a corner of the college and heinously tortured him. When the student tried to make a complaint on the matter, the college authorities did not heed it.
Then he returned home near Nettoor here with serious injuries. At first, he did not mention the matter to his family members, but he explained everything to his friends when they had asked him, seeing his pitiable condition. Akhil’s body is full of scars owing to the attack. His relatives, after admitting him to hospital, have left for Kaladi to file a complaint with the police.

BIT Sindri student ragged

Anil Ashutosh, TNN, Sep 30, 2010, 12.20am IST

SINDRI: BIT Sindri, the only government engineering college in Jharkhand, is on boil after a first-year student's father alleged that his son was ragged and assaulted by seniors. While BIT administration is yet to probe the matter, All India Council for Technical Education () has shot off a letter to the institute asking what action it has taken in this regard.

Despite the administration's attempts to make the institute ragging-free, a group of second-year students on Wednesday demonstrated in front of the administrative building, demanding withdrawal of punitive action against two students charged with ragging.

In a letter to the Jharkhand governor, a resident of Bokaro alleged his son was badly thrashed by his seniors. Fearing a backlash from seniors the man requested the governor not to disclose his name. The letter alleged the first-year students were living under constant fear as seniors kept on assaulting and humiliating them.

It alleged the seniors badly thrashed another student in the presence of a teacher. The student now has hearing problem, he wrote. He accused the BIT administration of not taking action against the culprits. He requested the governor to take action against the institute.

Meanwhile, the eastern regional office of AICTE threatened to take stern action against the institute if it failed in submitting a report in this connection. Institute's general warden G Kumar said all efforts to identify the miscreants had failed.

Bid to prevent ragging leads to assault on campus

Posted: Wed Sep 29 2010, 04:48 hrs

Three students were allegedly beaten up at National College for resisting an attempt at ragging. They registered a complaint with the Khar police Tuesday evening, saying they were beaten up with bamboo sticks, chains and iron rods by attackers close to Masak Shaikh, 40, a “student leader” who frequents the college premises. Vijay Gore, a MNS student body member, said, “Saif Khan had come on Tuesday evening to apply for admission when Shaikh and his friends tried to rag him. Rizwan Faisal and Rehman Khan, tried to intervene and Shaikh’s people started assaulting them. The three were treated in Bhabha Hospital. We have requested the college authorities to write to the police asking them to prevent Shaikh from trespassing on the college premises as he is not a student but a troublemaker.” A police official said, “We have registered a case of assault against 15-16 persons and are taking statements of the victims.”

3 engineering students booked for ragging

Posted: Wed Sep 29 2010, 01:58 hrs

Nawanshahr: For the first time in the district, three engineering students have been booked by the Nawanshahr police for their alleged involvement in ragging. The case was registered at the Pojewal police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bhupal Singh, vice-principal of IITT College of Engineering, Pojewal, against three second-year engineering students, Amit Mishra and Rakesh Kumar and Vinay Kumar. The complainant has said that he received a number of complaints from first-year students that they were being threatened, abused and asked to perform objectionable tasks by the seniors. A few first-year students reportedly boycotted classes on Monday in protest against the delay in action.

All 7 Amity students sent to judicial remand Read more: All 7 Amity students sent to judicial remand - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiati

LUCKNOW: All seven engineering students who were arrested on Sunday in connection with a brawl with another student group of their institute were on Monday produced before a local court which subsequently sent them to jail. Meanwhile, the institute authorities, though, initiated proceedings to suspend the accused students, they clarified that the incident was not that of ragging but a simple brawl.

On Sunday, a group of fourth-year students clashed with a third-year group following a heated exchange earlier in the day.

The reports said a group of seniors had hauled up a third-year student, identified as Azad, on Sunday afternoon for not wishing them when he came across them a couple of days back.

In the afternoon, while Azad was having tea with his classmates at the hostel mess, the group of seniors - later identified as Mrityunjay Pathak, Jyoti, Mohit, Ankit, Vipul Thakur, Karamveer and Afaaque - arrived on the scene and allegedly started intimidating Azad. Things turned violent when the seniors allegedly poured a cup of hot tea over Azad and thrashed the juniors when Azad and his batchmates - Saif Masood Siddiqui, Madhurendra Kumar Giri, Vivek, Yogesh Singh, Deepak Yadav and Pranjal Singh - tried to resist.

The situation was brought under control after hostel warden Vishweshwar Singh reached the spot and directed the two groups to return to their respective hostel rooms and also informed the local Chinhat police about the incident.

Saif and Madhurendra - batchmates of Azad - had suffered serious injuries and were rushed to the Mayo Hospital in Gomtinagar. Vivek lodged a written complaint with the Chinhat police. On the basis of the complaint, the police detained Mohit, Karamveer, Ankit, JP, Vipul and Mrityunjay. They were subsequently arrested on charges of assault causing severe injuries. They were produced before a local court on Monday which remanded them to judicial custody.

Apart from the seven who were sent to jail, the university authorities also initiated action against two others - later identified as Afaaque and Sudhir - following allegations of their involvement in the incident. A four-member proctorial board committee has also been instituted to probe into the incident and submit a report within a week even as rumour mills began to work overtime, painting the incident as that of ragging.

Amity University's public relation officer (PRO) A Chaubey on Monday rubbished reports that described the incident as that of ragging. The two groups involved in the incident were third-year and fourth-year students and not freshers, hence there was no scope of ragging, the AU administration said.

Chaubey confirmed the reports of suspension proceedings against the nine students. About the condition of the injured, he said, "The condition of Vivek and Saif is better. They have been discharged from the hospital after providing proper medication. There is nothing to worry about."

Bihar CPI backs agitating PU students demands

PTI | 06:09 PM,Sep 27,2010

Patna, Sep 27 (PTI) Bihar state secretary of the CPI B N Lal today backed the demands of Patna University students who are sitting on an indefinite fast before the vice-chancellor's office to protest the pro-vice chancellor Syed I Ahson's "anti-student attitude" and putting an end to ragging of girl students. Lal who visited the PU campus to express solidarity with the students sitting on an indefinite fast asked the government to intervene to find out an amicable solution to the anarchy prevailing on the campus and ensure that the students withdraw their agitation. Lal said members of party's student wing All India Students' Federation (AISF) led by its state secretary were sitting on a fast unto death since September 25 against alleged unsavoury remarks made by the Pro-VC against Bihari students, cancellation of Rs 1000 fine imposed on them as late fine for filing of registration forms. The agitating AISF students have also demanded that proper action should be taken against those responsible for ragging of a Patna Women's college student last month.

Ragging axe on boarders

Eight boarders of Eden Hindu Hostel have been suspended for allegedly ragging a student of Presidency College on Thursday.

The decision to suspend the students — four from Maulana Azad College, three from Goenka College and one from Presidency College — was taken at a three-hour meeting on Friday following a complaint from the alleged victim.

“The eight students cannot stay in the hostel till the end of the autumn vacation. We will review the situation after that,” said Amitava Chatterjee, the acting principal of Presidency College.

It has been left to the individual college authorities to decide whether they would be suspended from the colleges as well.

“I called a meeting of the disciplinary committee of Presidency College and the anti-ragging committee of Eden Hindu Hostel on Friday after we came to know about the incident,” Chatterjee said.

The principal of Maulana Azad College and two representatives of Goenka College attended the meeting.

Dhrubajyoti Chakraborty, a postgraduate student of physics, said eight undergraduate boarders of Ward 4 had verbally abused and then assaulted him.

“The hostel superintendent had informed me about the incident around Thursday midnight. The next day I received a memorandum from 40 students who came out to help the victim,” Chatterjee recalled.

Chakraborty, the eight accused and the “witnesses” were called to depose at the meeting. “The defendants admitted that they had assaulted and abused the victim. But they said the victim, too, had abused them,” said Chatterjee.

The officials at the meeting were not convinced that a single student could abuse eight students. Students of Presidency, Maulana Azad, Goenka and Sanskrit colleges stay at the Eden Hindu Hostel.